How Our Offsetting Works
The Juneau Carbon Offset Fund is Renewable Juneau's
unique new approach to improving the affordability of housing in Juneau as well as offering a tool to assist you in grappling with your carbon footprint. The Fund will reduce heating and maintenance costs for lower income households by providing them with air-source heat pumps to replace fossil fuel heating systems. And, it will reduce the carbon created in each of these homes by about 11,000 pounds per year.
Renewable Juneau designed the Carbon Offset Fund to create a long term, effective means to assist Juneau's lower income families. The Fund targets both local individuals and businesses as well as visitors and tourism business to build an income stream that will provide installation of heat pumps, and education about system operation and maintenance. The numbers of families assisted will, of course, depend on the amount of revenue raised.
Your offset payments will not only make these heating system conversions possible, but will eliminate the carbon dioxide that results from burning heating oil. Below you will find pages that will allow you to choose how you may offset your carbon production.
If you want a detailed approach, choose our Calculator
page. Here you'll find a method to pinpoint and summarize the carbon footprint of your personal life over the course of one year.
If you want to just get right to it, our One Click
page will allow you to offset quickly and easily, using preset options for your home, car and travel.
If you are a visitor to Juneau, we offer you the opportunity to offset carbon from your chosen tourism-related activities. Visit the Juneau Visitor
page to purchase offsets for your flight, cruise, flightseeing outing and whale watching trips.
Lastly, we offer you the very simple option of a quick donation.
If you'd like to learn more about air source heat pumps, visit Renewable Juneau
for detailed information on how they function and how they are reshaping the entire heating industry across the globe.